Mr. Gerald Eugene Smith, 90, of Louisiana, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana.

Mr. Gerald Eugene Smith, 90, of Louisiana, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana.

Funeral services will be at noon on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon Monday at the funeral home.

Gerald was born on March 24, 1928, in Louisiana to Eugene Clay Smith and Mary Louise Smith.

He was married to Betty Joe Morrison on Nov. 19, 1949 in Hannibal. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2015.

He is survived by three daughters, Judy Suddarth (Ron) of Vandalia, Barbara Dulle (Jim) of Maryville, Ill., and Jeri Keeth (Bill) of Louisiana; four grandchildren, Derek Suddarth (fiancé JaLee Gooch), Nathan Love, Steven Love and Jeffrey Love; stepgrandchildren, Shonda Moran, Sandy Ingersol, Kristopher Keeth and Cindy Keeth; great-grandson, Cooper Love; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Cannon Moran, Presley Moran, Ayla Marsh, Blake Marsh, Mayson Marsh, Damien Marsh and Lexi Wiseman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joe Smith; two brothers, Robert Smith and Harry Smith; a sister, Frances Williams; and a grandson, Jon Bergman.

Gerald was a lifelong resident of Louisiana. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was employed by Hercules Inc. in Louisiana for 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 370 and the Louisiana Boat Club. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren was known as a “Mr. Fix it” for tinkering and fixing things.

Pallbearers will be Derek Suddarth, Nathan Love, Steven Love, Jeffrey Love and Curt Love.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.